Certificate IV in Photo Imaging

Melbourne Polytechnic

Program Description

Certificate IV in Photo Imaging

Melbourne Polytechnic

Develop your photographic career at Melbourne Polytechnic. Study for a Certificate IV in Photo Imaging with the option of incorporating this into the Diploma of Photo Imaging. Under the banner of NMIT, Melbourne Polytechnic has been a three-time award winner in the Australian Professional Photography Awards (APPA) Institute of the Year.

Get in focus for a career in photography

Studying Photo Imaging at Melbourne Polytechnic, you develop your creativity, technical knowledge and business skills, enabling you to freelance or start your own photographic studio. You will gain practical experience in the many photographic imaging techniques and practices (both analogue and digital) currently in use.

The Certificate IV in Photo imaging develops your skills in a wide range of photographic disciplines. This includes Image Capture, Studio and Location Lighting, DSLR Video, Darkroom (Fairfield campus only), Digital Image Enhancement and Printing.

Industry connections and resources

Your teachers are all industry professionals who will guide and support you throughout your course of study. Staff will provide opportunities for you to become involved with the photographic industry and collaborate with other students within the Melbourne Polytechnic creative arts network.

You will have access to the following facilities/equipment during your course:

  • photographic Studios
  • Mac/PC labs
  • darkroom facilities (Fairfield Only)
  • digital Printing
  • cameras, tripods and studio lighting equipment

Course outcomes

Certificate IV develops your technical skills in a creative environment. Through excursions, visiting speakers, industry relevant projects and course exhibitions you will prepare for the professional photographic industry.


You will be assessed through a combination of work based projects and course based assignments

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated April 8, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2017
1 year
Full time
12,400 AUD
Feb. 6, 2017
Start date Feb. 2017
Australia Melbourne, Victoria
Application deadline Feb. 6, 2017
End date Dec. 15, 2017
Duration 1 year
Price 12,400 AUD
AUD $12400 per year